Tis The Season to start thinking Christmas!

Hi Everyone!  I have been seeing lots of lovely Christmas Cards being made by my fellow crafty friends of late that I was inspired to at least start thinking that I should be making some too.  Then I read somewhere that it was only 169 days till Christmas, which really struck a chord as Christmas does have a way of sneaking up on you.  So when I saw that Digi Haven was having a Christmas in July Challenge I thought I'd join the fun and make a start on my Christmas Cards too!



To play along with the Digi Haven Challenges you have to use a freebie Digi Image so I set out on a search to find an image.  I didn't have to go to far, as last week I had stumbled across the delightful blog of Sliekje Digi Stamps so I popped back and found this cute little guy.

I colored him in with my Trias, sponged the edges with some distress ink and added some holly leaves and a berry brad over the holly and berries on the image for a little bit of dimension.



I then have simply layered this over some coordinating Stampin' Up! Papers I have had in a my stash for a couple of years, as I thought the holly one in particular went perfectly with the image.


I am also entering this card into the latest challenges at:-


LEJ Designs Challenges Blog - #11 Animals
Forever Friends - #40 Christmas in July (must have an animal).





21 comments:

Valerie said...

I like what you did with this image! I like the dimension of the holly leaves. The holly paper does go well! Thank you for visiting me!

Becky said...

What an adorable image, wonderful colors, and love the holly paper.

Mynnette said...

Awww, too cute! LOVE the berries--a fabulous touch! And your patterned paper is beautiful with this darling image! :)

Celia Harrington said...

Aww lovely card and the birdie is so cute , Thank you for joining the challenge at LEJ and good luck xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sue - bearhouse said...

gorgeous card, love he sweet image and the papers are beautiful

sue

Barbara said...

I love this Dani, such a cute image. Love the way you've matched the papers too, it's a great layout xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Dani,love the image...fabulous papers.xxx

Julie Short said...

Very sweet Danie.I am only thinking about the C season in terms of what is new that I am looking at!

Linda said...

Oh Danie this is so cute! I love the papers and the robin looks gorgeous, great colouring too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Dana said...

Cute! I like how you used the holly paper with the holly. thanks for playing at Digi Haven.
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Sandy Trefger said...

Cute, cute card and digi! I love the papers with it too! Thanks for joining us on Digi Haven this week! Hope you'll join us on Friday for a new challenge AND a blog hop!!
~Sandy
sandy's crafty creations

Laurie LaRiviere said...

I love your christmas card Dani, that's one time of year that I have troubles with cards, weird huh? I just can't get seem to make any that I like! Your little birdie is just adorable!

Tammy said...

Precious Christmas card! Love the bright red background!

Marília Lopes said...

Cute, cute card!!!

jane stillman said...

Such a cute card, love the image

Kate M said...

Really cute image - the holly paper is fab - love this card.
Kate
xx

Chris said...

Such a cute love the design and image, Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs this week and good luck. Chris xx

Lynn McAuley said...

A precious holiday card with this sweet birdie and his sprig of holly! So very cute in his furry Santa hat!

Karen said...

What a delightful Christmas card Danie. And I hear you about Christmas sneaking up on us when we are not looking. Love the little birdie in his Santa finery.

Denise said...

Adorable! Just adorable! That digi is a great find! I love all the detail you put into this card with the holly and berries. The sponged background totally makes the image pop! Thank you so much for joining us again at Digi Haven this week. Good luck in the challenge! ♥ Denise www.DigiHaven.BlogSpot.com

Karen said...

Very sweet card with simple sentiment. Love the background paper choice and that you added the berries. Glad you found Digi Haven and joined us in the weekly challenge. Hope you'll play along again.